Hollywood movies have “teaser” trailers, so why not books? Read on for a limited-time offer to get your hands on it before everyone else.

Not long after Steve Jobs passed, someone said (and if you find a citation for this, please comment below) that Steve Jobs would soon be filling the same role in fiction that Nikola Tesla had long occupied. That really got me thinking…and soon I had an entire story, the start of a series you’re going to love.

The name is not finalized, but for now I’m calling the series “Ada Lovelace Time Travel Geek-out.” Misfits_thumbIt has perhaps a bit of the same feel as Doctor Who, except with Ada Lovelace, and all the companions and villains are characters of note in this universe’s realm of science and technology. Are you as excited as I am?? I can’t wait. Here’s some more background on characters in the first volume:

Ada Lovelace: Born 1815, worked in collaboration with Charles Babbage and his “analytical engine” which he never completed. But this didn’t stop her from writing the first computer program, a century before computers existed.
William Shockley: Born 1910, worked at Bell labs on a team that developed the world’s first transistor. Somehow, nearly all the credit ended up on him. His work ultimately led to the creation of Silicon Valley as a center of innovation. Later in life, he embraced increasingly controversial stances that today still find purchase on dark corners of 4chan.
Of course, Steve Jobs makes an appearance too, and needs no introduction, right? And, don’t forget about the AI who is convinced he’s Nikola Tesla.

Want to read this before everyone else? I’m now collecting reviewers.

If you want a no-cost review copy of this title before it’s publicly available, I’m happy to provide it. Here’s how this works.

  1. You need to be on my mailing list here. This is low-volume, maybe 4 messages/month, and I don’t spam or share addresses with anyone.
  2. You need to be tagged as an “active_reviewer” in my back end. This means posting a public review for any title of mine, preferably on Amazon. Here’s a list of my current titles, including free.
  3. Shoot an email to me or my assistant at support@micahjoel.info with a pointer to the review to make sure you’re tagged. (and to get a personal thank-you note from me)

That’s it. You’re in. Before a new title comes out, you’ll get a review copy, plus around release time you’ll get a reminder to post a review.

Why is this important?  Reviews help people find books they’ll love. Since this is a full-scale release, I’ll be looking into paid advertising, for which there are also requirements of minimum numbers of reviews. Helping out here is one of the most powerful things you can do to support indy authors like me, and I deeply appreciate it. You guys rock.

Note that I am not asking for reviews of a particular number of stars. A review is a review. If in your honest judgment, something deserves a -1687 star rating, go for it. That totally counts.

Please note too that these are not “free” copies but rather review copies, just like from like a major publisher. As an active_reviewer, please continue to review the majority of books you receive so I can keep sending them. (I’m not a stickler or anything, and I know people get busy, so I don’t require reviews for every single release that will ever come out.)

Credit: I’m borrowing liberally from writer and marketing pro Monica Leonelle. Check out her book Write Better Faster which has really helped me.

If you’re as excited as I am, tell someone. Mention this posting in social media. RT. Word of mouth, yo. Thanks, -m

Update: Cover art!